Saturday's protest to stop the war was big, loud, young and militant. A brilliant 20,000 marched through London streets. Banners and placards called for peace, and branded George Bush a war criminal.
Some 104 people joined the Socialist Workers Party. Six school students joined from one school in Tooting, and many more students joined from colleges and schools across the country. Almost 2,000 copies of Socialist Worker were sold, and the political level of the anti-war movement was reflected by Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop, reporting sales of over £1,100.
On Friday evening Socialist Worker sellers were on the streets building for the demonstration. At Tottenham Court Road tube station over 100 papers were sold, and thousands of leaflets were distributed.
At a 900-strong Tony Benn meeting on Merseyside last week 64 copies of Socialist Worker were sold. On Thursday 53 papers were sold across Tower Hamlets to striking council workers, and 59 were sold to Arriva workers on picket lines across the north east of England.